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Jul 19, 2011 8:00am PDT
-- i don't want to cut anybody off. please, we still have some way to go. implts mr. murdoch, james, through all the civil actions, have been been paying glenn moore's legal fees, not you personally but your organization? >> as i said earlier from the question from mr. davis. >> no. let's keep it short. yes or no. it's a yes or no question. >> i don't know the current status of those. are we paying all of his legal fees? >> have you been paying legal fees during the course of the civil actions? >> i don't know the details of the civil actions, but i do know that certain legal fees were paid for him by the company, and i was as surprised and shocked to learn that as you are. >> can you understand that people might ask why a company might wish to pay the legal fees of a convicted felon who has been involved intimately in the destruction of your reputation, if it was not to buy your corporation's silence? >> no, it's not. i can understand that, and that's exactly why i asked the question. it's exactly when the allegations came out, are we doing this? is this what the company is doing?
CNN
Jul 19, 2011 12:00pm PDT
to all that have in a moment here. let's start with this. rupert murdoch and his son were supposed to be the focus of a british parliament hearing today in london but they were upstaged momentarily by an intruder who somehow managed to get very, very close to the murdochs, too close as you're about to see. watch. so no official word yet as to who exactly that guy in the plaid shirt was. we know he was shouting you greedy billionaire, but he pushed a plateful of shaving cream into rupert murdoch's face before he was grabbed, first by his wife, if you watch it, not in this shot but you can see she was wearing that bright pink jacket, and then by authorities. they did take a quick break. he then continued jacket off to answer questions before parliament's committee on media, culture and sports. so the members wanted to know this, how much did rupert murdoch and his top executives know about the phone hacking by reporters on his payroll, how closely he followed day-to-day operations. the newspaper closed because of this whole thing. and how responsible he feels about this entire affair
CNN
Jul 19, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. louise mensch? >> i would like to draw you out with a question i put to mr. james murdoch at the end of our last session, which is the wider culture of hacking and private detectives within fleet street and to what extent the "news of the world" felt justified in those practices, because everybody is doing it, if you like. i put to him that piers morgan, now a celebrity anchor on cnn, said openly in his book which was published before this whole controversy broke, that he had hacked phones, he said he won scoop of the year for a story, he actually gave tutorial in how one accesses voicemail by punching in a code and clearly from the account that he gives, he did it routinely as editor of "the daily mirror" and it was something that happened there. he was also of course an ex-employee of "news of the world." i went through the information commissioners' report and added up, for transactions in the daily mail's associated newspapers group, there were 1,387 transactions with mr. whitmore used by 98 journalists in total across titles and supplements in that group. is it not obviously the
CNN
Jul 16, 2011 3:00pm PDT
right now. >>> rupert murdoch, deep into a scandal in britain and now here in the united states. the fbi now investigating alleged phone hacking as murdoch prepares to face angry members of parliament. >>> plus, most americans have never heard of him, but he can instill fear in republican lawmakers who even think about raising taxes. i'll talk to grover norquist about america's debt and his own clout. >>> and what jurors were thinking when they cleared casey anthony of murder. one member of the panel now breaking her silence about the verdict that is letting anthony go free this weekend. >>> i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> one of the world's biggest media empires in crisis now. rupert murdoch publicly apologizing for serious wrongdoing and is now the front tabloid, the news of the world. the new ad in british newspapers coming days before he and his son are scheduled to face members of parliament. our correspondent brian todd and allan chernoff are standing by. first to london and our senior co
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 7:00pm EDT
murdoch who are also going to be grilled by lawmakers in parliament on tuesday. they will be answering questions on just how much they knew about these alleged phone hackings. when did they know it. and if they did know about it sooner, why didn't they put a stop to it then? >> you might argue rupert murdoch is the last of the media barons but could this be the event that unravels his massive media empire. we'll talk about that later this hour. >> i just can't even concept a mother that could do this to her children. it tears me apart. >> do they know -- >> a jury said not guilty 12 days ago but that woman's judgment you just heard likely will follow casey anthony even as a free woman. after being under police and public scrutiny for nearly three years the mother acquitted of murdering her daughter is at an undisclosed location. officers released her just after midnight from a jail in orlando. martin savage was there. she left by the front door. was anybody expecting her to do that? >> reporter: no. this case has progressively been one surprise after another. for the most part today he
CNN
Jul 14, 2011 10:00am PDT
as inadmissible. >>> about-face for rupert murdoch. they have agreed to appear before the parliamentary. initially murdoch said he would not be able to attend the july 19th hearing. the probe was launched yesterday in response to allegations that journalists working for murdoch's empire illegally eavesdropped on phone messages and bribed police. >>> and new jersey senator, the democratic lawmaker that just called on the u.s. attorney general to investigate whether this phone hacking scandal has reached the u.s. we will be speaking with him. >>> in less than an hour, the man accused of murdering a 8-year-old brooklyn boy makes his first court appearance. the boy disappeared on his way home from summer camp. the surveillance video is the last time that he was seen alive. the video shows him talking to a stranger identified as evie aaron. police charged aaron with murder. officers say they found human remains in his freezer and a trash bin two miles from his apartment. he told police he killed the boy in a panic after seeing the child's face on a missing person's poster. >>>
CNN
Jul 20, 2011 6:00am PDT
well. >>> one day after rupert murdoch tried to repel the british assault on his empire, it's the prime minister's turn to face parliament. david cameron tainted by claims that he was too cozy with the media giant and drew raucous responses in his appearance before the special session. >> what is the public expects is not petty political point scoring but a -- what -- what they want, what they deserve is concerted action to rise to the level of events and pledge to work together to sort this issue out once and for all and it is in that spirit that i commend this statement to the house! >> across great britain, public and political outrage has been boiling over claims of police bribery, phone hacking and a heartless abuse of power. james and rupert murdoch walked into parliament knowing that they had to tamp down some of that public anger so did they succeed some atika shubert is in london now. what are the people saying on the streets, atika? >> reporter: well, the remark that most people are really focused on is one of the mps, tom watson really grilled rupert murdoch and bluntly
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 3:00pm PDT
woman who headed his british newspapers, rebecca brooks, often referred to as rupert murdoch's surrogate daughter, is arrested. hour later, another shocker. the head of the same department that arrested brooks falls victim to the same widening scandal. >> i have taken this decision as a consequence of the ongoing speculation and accusations relating to the mets links with news international at a senior level, and in particular in relation to mr. neal wallace, who as you know was arrested in connection with operation wheating last week. >> what brought sir paul stephenson down? his dealings with neal wallace, who had once been an executive editor of the "news of the world" paper. and that brings us to rebecca brooks. at the top of the murdoch food chain, and possibly the linchpin in an unfolding drama already ensharing britain's corridors of power. brooks is answering police questions. >> reporter: in the cozy world of british politics and media, rebecca brooks was at its very center. she wined and dined the rich and powerful on behalf of her boss and mentor, rupert murdoch. bro
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 10:00pm EDT
biggest companies going down now that the inner circle of rupert murdoch is crumpling. >> we were spending money on private investigators doing these practices. >>> free at last, or is she? >> caylee! >> out of jail but will casey anthony ever have a moment of peace? and what was she thinking? attacking a judge? security officers to the rescue. >> she was not remorseful at all actually. >> and what is she thinking with these nails? >> do you frighten children ever? >> one on one with the nail lady. it's all right here, right now on cnn. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. we begin with the stunning turn of events and the deepening and embarrassing hacking and bribery scandal infecting fox news channel's parent company news corp. tonight, rebecca brooks who headed up the newspapers is out on bail after her arrest earlier in the day. another shocker. the head of the same department that arrested brooks, london's metro police commissioner falls victim to the same widening scandal. >> i have taken this decision as a consequence of the ongoing speculation with news international at a sen
CNN
Jul 20, 2011 11:00am EDT
criticized for their ties to news corp. chairman rupert murdoch and the people who run his london media operation. >> the public expects is not petty political point scoring but a -- what they want, what they deserve is concerted action to rise to the level of events and pledge to work together to sort this issue out once and for all. and it is in that spirit that i commend this statement to the house. >> in this country, a new debt ceiling compromise seems to be getting traction in washington. six senators, three republicans, and three democrats are offering a plan to cut the nation's debt by about $3.7 trillion over the next decade. it includes spending cuts and about a trillion dollars in new tax revenue. republicans have insisted on deep cuts and no tax increases before they'll agree to raise the country's borrowing limit. that debt ceiling deds line is now just 13 days away. minnesota's three-week government shutdown is over. democratic governor park dayton signed a budget bill today. he and republican lawmakers finally agreed to use accounting gimmicks to close the state's $
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 8:00am PDT
scandal shaking rupert murdoch's media empire claimed another casualty today. london's assistant police commissioner john yates resig d resigned. yates calls his decision, quote, crap. his resignation is one day after scotland yard chief paul stevenson quit. he came under fire for hiring a former "news of the world" editor as his pr kumt ant. that man was arrested in the scandal last year. british lawmakers expect rupert murdoch's protege rebekah brooks to show up tomorrow to answer questions. despite her arrest over the weekend, her spokesman says she will be there. she's denying she knew her reporters hacked phones for scoops while she was the newspaper's editor. rupert murdoch, chairman of news corp, and his son james are expected to testify alongside brooks tomorrow. they will appear before parliament's media committee. >>> a heatwave hitting the middle of u.s. extremely high humidity makes it feel as hot as 117 degrees in some places. that heat is creeping east. >> brutal. i probably lost 10 pounds today. it's crazy. >> we are sweltering, and we're just asking for some relie
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 10:00am PDT
." tomorrow murdoch and his son james are scheduled to appear on a hearing in parliament. cnn will bring you that testimony live. dan rivers is inla london. rebekah brooks is expected to testify tomorrow, and now what are the plans in terms of questioning her tomorrow? >> reporter: well, politicians will have to be careful how they frame the questions to her. in britain, if there is a pending trial or the possibility of a pending trial, you have to be very careful what kind of news coverage is gained from that, because they don't want to prejudge the trial here. they don't want to sway a potential juror one way or the other. and this testimony from rebekah brooks will be broadcast live not only here but around the world. they have to be fairly careful about what they ask her and she will have to be careful about what she says, and i would imagine she will have lawyers sitting by her side. and now she will questioned after rupert and james murdoch. it will be the first time we hear rupert marurdoch questione about the affair. there will be no hiding tomorrow. the spotlight will be f
CNN
Jul 12, 2011 8:00am PDT
. >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. up to speed for this tuesday, july 12th. >>> calling rupert murdoch to testify about the growing scandal that's engulfed his newsnews empire. senior executives will appear. and parliament also summoned murdoch's son james and former "news of the world" editor rebecca brooks. >>> in london today, the parents of murdered teen milly met political leaders in parliament. salley and bob say the phone hacking investigation nuft look at politician's ties to the media, and dowlers say it fueled this. they were given false hope she was alive. it led to other disclosures of hacking or hacking attempts that reached all the way to the royal throne. >>> well, stocks are treading water today. the dow chips have been moving between positive and negative territory all morning. the dow jones down about 16 points or so. investors are perhaps taking a breather on negotiations over the debt ceiling playing out in washington. >>> president obama says there's a groundhog day feeling at the white house. he and congressional leaders immediate again today to work on a deal to raise the n
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >> a media king now fighting for his reputation. you'll see rupert murdoch's very public apology and a man who used to work for one of his newspapers talks to cnn about the scandal involving his london paper. did management know what its reporters were doing? and critics say the rochester new york police, the force there has some explaining to do. are they protecting people or is it harassment? and take a look at these nails. how does she function every day? she'll show us later on in this show. you can reach out to us on twitter, facebook, cnn.com/don and on four square.com, as well. my book is called "transparent." it's available in e version or anybody books are sold. >> shame on you! shame on you! shame on you! shame on you! >> now to the scandal. heads are rolling at his company news corp and murdoch forced to do something he's not used to doing, apologize. he took out gigantic ads in seven british papers today saying we are sorry for the phone hacking scan zal at the news of the world is, the popular tabloid he just shut down and in his own words -- >> well, the scandal is wide
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 2:00pm EDT
murdoch employee that has been arrested in this scandal. let's go to this story in london. rebekah brooks will answer questions before parliament about this hacking scandal. how shocking is today's arrest? >> it is pretty shocking. people expected the police to talk to her and she was expected to show up at the hearing and on friday her spokesperson told us that she is expected to at least answer their questions. she did not, however, expect to walk in on sunday and be arrested. so it clearly was a shock to rebekah brooks herself and it sent shocks throughout the media. so this investigation -- the reason why she was arrested was because of an ongoing allegations of phone hacking and also that "news of the world" had paid off police officers to get information. so it's important to point out that she was arrested this afternoon and she still remains in their custody. she's been questioned for more than five hours and we're waiting at this point for police to give us more details and we're expecting a press conference any minute now. >> so this arrest hits closest to rupert murdoch, especi
CNN
Jul 19, 2011 9:00am EDT
scrutiny of hacking for decades. the buck stops with murdoch. we welcome your comments. we be back here bright and early tomorrow morning. >>> "cnn newsroom" begins right now with kyra phillips. >> thanks so much. this hour in the room you're about to see, one of the world's most powerful media moguls faces an extraordinary grilling. rupert murdoch will come face-to-face with outraged members of the britt parliament. they are supposed to hammer him and his allies on a empire destroying jobs and careers and now raising new questions about his company's conduct right here in the united states. bribery, hacking, corruption of power. lawmakers say the allegations are not about just sleazy journalism, about the power of an empire that has gone largely unchallenged, before now. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. thanks for joining us. >>> here are other stories we will take a look. another step in the nation's debt crisis but not any closer to a final deal. the house will vote on a republican measure but the president says he won't even consider it. the governme
CNN
Jul 12, 2011 1:00pm EDT
found its way into rupert murdoch's newspapers in britain. let me say for the record that journalists are supposed to dig up information and just because somebody considers something private doesn't necessarily mean it's not newsworthy. but the murdoch scandal centers on alleged illegal phone hacks and bribes to police to get phone numbers, voice mails and documents from literally thousands of celebrities, politicians, members of the royal family, even murder victims. it's cnn's in-depth story of the week. today, former british prime minister gordon brown says murdoch papers got hold of his family's bank records. here's what brown told the bbc. >> i think what happened pretty early on in government is that the "sunday times" appeared to have got access to my building society account, they got access to my legal files, there's some question mark about what happened to other files, documentation, tax and everything else, but i'm shocked, i'm genuinely shocked to find that this happened because of their links with criminals. >> brown's predecessor reflected on the murdoch scandal and med
CNN
Jul 14, 2011 6:00am PDT
made in the scandal that engulfed rupert murdoch's media empire. the message is clear, both the u.s. and great britain are turning up the heat. >>> in china, a section of bridge collapses. sending a tourist bus plunging into the forest below and the death toll could get higher. >>> clock is ticking and tensions are soaring and if you want an idea how things heat are over the debt crisis, listen to this. president obama storms out of yesterday's meeting vowing he will veto any extension of the debt ceiling that is only short term. reports say he said to aeric cantor, quote, many could bring down my presidency. >>> the august 2nd deadline is looming and pessimism is growing. a major rating agency says it will review the nation' sterling bond rating for a possible downgrade. we are covering the angles of this all-important debt talk story. dan lothian at the white house with reaction to the extraordinary ratcheting up of tensions. ali velshi is giving us the bottom line on the economics. why should you care that u.s. bonds could face a brutal reality check? ali, let's start with you. a
CNN
Jul 11, 2011 3:00pm EDT
murdoch's media empire. one of the names is one of britain's most powerful figures. plus, kidnapped and held captive for 18 years, jaycee dugard is speaking out for the very first time about her nightmare ordeal from being tasered by her captors to being forced to live in a shed without a toothbrush. her amazing story coming up. >>> well, sunday won't be the same for millions of people in britain who flipped through "the news of the world" each and every weekend. this is what they saw on the front page yesterday, "thank you and good-bye." they couldn't survive the phone hacking and phone scandals so it closed up shop. no more "news of the world," the largest selling paper that circulated more than 170 years. scandal over, right? wrong. it's wider today. it involves more people, including a former prime minister. let's go to london to my colleague, becky anderson. all of the twists and turns, give me the latest. help me keep my media scandals straight, please? >> if you blinked today, you'd miss something. if rupert murdoch thought getting to the weekend and closing down the news of
CNN
Jul 15, 2011 9:00am EDT
less to make something has been. >>> a top murdoch executive resigns this morning. rebekah brooks former head of the disgraced tabloid "news of the world" is gone. >>> in southern california, drivers buckling up for carmagedd carmageddon. a bridge demolition that will close down 405, one of california's busiest highways. >>> we begin with the resignation of a key executive in the rupert murdoch media empire. rebekah brooks is out. many people were outraged when brooks kept her job after the newspaper was shut down for scandalous reporting tactics. and as brooks steps down, the investigations ramp up. the fbi now investigating the murdoch empire right here in the united states. lawmakers demanding the probe amid reports that murdoch's journalists hacked the cell phones of 9/11 victims and their families. susan candiotti in new york with the details now. susan? >> reporter: hi, kyra. good morning to you. yes, this investigation is now 24 hours old. as fbi tries to figure out how they are going to approach this. all of it started, kyra, with a report in a british tabloid that a priva
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 6:00am PDT
, of rupert murdoch's paper, rebecca brooks, was taken in for questioning, detained some 12 hours sunday night and released just after midnight. there was speculation that would have meant that she wouldn't have turned up on tuesday afternoon, london time, to be grilled by politicians. but we're being told by her spokesman that she will be there. she won't appear together with james and rupert murdoch. she'll appear after them. she'll have to be careful about what she says and the politicians, equally, have said they'll be careful about which questions they ask and how they frame those questions. they don't want to clearly prejudice any possible trial that may come out of this. it will be a committee session view bid millions of people, i would expect, with lots of people wanting to know who knew what, how high up the newspaper group into rupert murdoch's empire this scandal went. kyra? >> cnn will have live coverage of tomorrow's expected testimony by brooks, rupert murdo kr. h and his son, james. it's scheduled to begin this time tomorrow at 9:30 eastern. >>> michele bachmann, c
CNN
Jul 15, 2011 10:00am PDT
. murdoch msalso apologized to th murdered girl's family whose phone messages were intercepted by the news of the world reporters. and the editor of the news of the world at the time of the most serious allegations of the newspaper has resigned. ivitamin. only one a day women's 50+ advantage has ginkgo for memory and concentration, plus support for bone and breast health. a great addition to my routine. [ female announcer ] one a day women's. sir, can you hear me? just hold the bag. we need a portable x-ray, please! [ nurse ] i'm a nurse. i believe in the power of science and medicine. but i'm also human. and i believe in stacking the deck. and i count on social security. here's what i'm not... a pushover. right now, some in washington want to make a deal cutting the social security and medicare benefits we worked for. with billions in waste and loopholes, how could they look at us? maybe we seem like an easy target... until you realize... there are 50 million of us. [ female announcer ] tell the politicians: cut waste and loopholes, not our benefits. [ male announcer ] time to check
CNN
Jul 10, 2011 4:00pm PDT
staffers hacked into the phones of celebrities. rupert murdoch was seen reading the last ed igts. told 200 people laid off they can apply for jobs elsewhere in the company. a report from london, straight ahead. >>> britain's prince william and his wife catherine are heading home after their whirlwind tour of california and canada. the royal newkne newlyweds left an inpregs. prince william hailed the troops that he called the front lines of a remarkable relationship between the u.s. and britain. >>> a nasa space shuttle is now docked with the international space station for the final time. the "atlantis" is delivering supplies and spare parts. it will return to earth in two weeks marking the end of nasa's shuttle program. >>> all right. it is oppressive. it is unrelenting, and it is getting downright unsafe out there. i'm talking about the heat, of course, in many areas. they are or will be under heat advisories. turning to our meteorologist jacqui jeras to show us where the intense heat will be, jacqui. >> it's terrible and covers so much of country. over a dozen major metropolitan are
CNN
Jul 7, 2011 3:00pm EDT
a surprising turn, media mogul rupert murdoch owner of the paper order it had to shut down. this sunday is the last edition. this is the same rupert murdoch who owns news corp that has the "wall street journal," "new york post," the fox news channel. we're joined by richard quest in london. were you surprised that the murdochs decided, okay, close it? >> yes, in a word. i thought they might suspend editions. i thought they might try and brazen it out, but i think in the last 24 hours it became clear, we had gone from celebrity phone hacking, to murdered victim hacking, to bomb victim hacking, to soldiers and dead soldiers hacking. we've now got two investigations, public inquiries that will be launched, one into the hacking and two into the payments this news corp or "news of the world" made to the police, so faced with this octopus of allegations and a cancer that was just eating away at the group, they thought the decision to cut it off. now one other thing. murdoch is trying to buy b sky b, a major british broadcaster, that deal is now teetering, teetering on the edge, and the
CNN
Jul 10, 2011 1:00pm PDT
tabloid "news of the world" on the stands, rupert murdoch is hoping to limit the damage to his media empire. murdoch arrived in london today. his company's british subsidiary closed yours truly news of the world" after reports the newspaper hacked the phone of a missing teenager who was later found dead. stay with us for reports from london later on this hour. >>> a strong earthquake rocked japan's northeastern coast today. this is the same region devastated by a quake and tsunami earlier this year. today's 7.0 tremor prompted tsunami advisories that were later canceled. so far there have been no reports of injuries or damage. tremors were felt as far away as tokyo. >>> china no longer a rising world power. instead, china has arrived. those words today from the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen. he is in beijing on a four-day visit. mullen told a university audience china's growing military strength comes with an obligation to the world. >> with greater military power must come greater responsibility, greater cooperation and just as important, greater transpar
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 2:00pm PDT
responsibility for the attack. >>> the murdoch phone hacking scandal in britain has claimed its first public official. just hours ago, britain's top cop suddenly resigned. his resignation comes on the same day police arrested a top murdoch executive. let's bring in cnn's atika shubert. atika, is there a connection between the resignation and the arrest of that top murdoch executive? >> well, there are basically two different strands of the same scandal. in the place of sir paul stevenson, the topmost senior police officer here in britain, he basically resigned because of increasing intense scrutiny over the relationship between the metropolitan police and "news of the world." that tabloid that was shut down because of those phone hacking allegations. and basically there was a former "news of the world" editor, neil wallace, who it turns out was paid by the metropolitan police to be a communications consultant. sir paul stevenson was taking a lot of flak for that. now, he resigned saying he feels he's done nothing wrong, his integrity is intact, he says. however, he does feel that these alleg
CNN
Jul 9, 2011 8:00am PDT
final edition is being prepared right now. the last edition comes out tomorrow. rupert murdoch who owns the paper decided to shut it down after allegations surfaced that its journalists illegally hacked phone messages belonging to murder and terrorist victims. rupert murdoch is expected to arrive in london tomorrow to deal with this crisis. >>> coming up, we will have a live report from london on the fallout from the scandal and what it could mean for the rest of rupert murdoch's vast media empire. >>> and the media everywhere have joined the chase after these two, the royal couple now on their whirlwind itinerary in southern california. but the duke and duchess of cambridge also have serious work ahead of them. ♪ ♪ look at that car, well, it goes fast ♪ ♪ givin' my dad a heart attack ♪ [ friend ] that is so awesome. ♪ i love my car [ engine revving ] [ male announcer ] that first chevy, yea, it gets under your skin. ♪ control your budget? yes. our "name your price" tool shows you a range of options. you pick a price that works for you. perfect. only one thing could make t
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Jul 13, 2011 9:00am EDT
deepens for rupert murdoch and his media empire rocked by shame. today, talk of new investigations from washington to london. >>> we are keeping a close eye on wall street and who could be good news for your investments. stocks appear ready to rebound from nagy worries. ♪ ♪ i'm a rocket man >> the space shuttle "atlantis" awaken to elton john, first singing and then delivering a message of personal thanks. >>> rupert murdoch built a media empire on the power of selling a scandal but now it's his mighty news corporation that is under siege from london to washington. a prominent u.s. senator jay rockefeller wants to know if u.s. citizens fell victim to sleazy or illegal news gathering so he is calling for an investigation amid reports that victims of the 9/11 attacks are among the nearly 4,000 people who had their phones hacked. the outrage is crushing. over the past week, the media giant has lost nearly $7 billion in market value. and the political damage is mounting. today, britain's prime minister meets with the family of a murdered little girl after a murdoch newspaper allege
CNN
Jul 20, 2011 1:00pm EDT
comment to the house. >> just yesterday rupert murdoch, his son james, and top british executive for news corp, rebekah brooks, were in front of the committee. of course, there's the prime minister, david cameron facing the single biggest crisis in his 15 months as prime minister. we have been watching the spectacle. is cameron's leadership really under threat here? >> reporter: well, it certainly is being tested to the absolute limit. yesterday it was rupert and james murdochs time to be grilled, and now it's cameron's day to face the music, and he was asked repeatedly in his decision to hire andy coulson, and now coulson has been arrested as part of the investigation. let's hear what he said. >> he says in hindsight he made a mistake by hiring mr. coulson. that is not good enough. it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker, or whether or not he was lied to, but it's about the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored. he was warned, and he preferred to ignore the warnings. >> the prime minister says he wasn't warned, and he never received those warnings. he said he will say so
CNN
Jul 11, 2011 10:00am PDT
going away. >> you might wonder how it's going to affect murdoch's acquisition of sky news. >> yeah, and that was something that they were resisting all along, and now they have embraced it and it's effectively giving them 24 weeks of breathing space while that is looked into by the competition commission, and i guess they're hoping the hysteria around the story calms down a bit and allows them to get that deal through. it's looking less and less likely, it must be said, that that deal would be approved now. and there are all sorts of strands to the stories. one newspaper here says the queen's personal details were sold by a corrupt police officers that were charged with protecting her to a journalists from "the news of the world." if this is true, it's difficult to imagine a more serious breach of security for the royal family. not only those phone numbers and those around her that were handed over, but supposedly her eye -- itenary. >> he was pictured yesterday with his embattled chief executive, rebecca brooks, having a meal in an exclusive area of london. no comment, really. he
CNN
Jul 22, 2011 10:00am PDT
to legalize same-sex marriage. >>> and james murdoch's testimony on britain's phone hacking scandal is being challenged. he could face a police investigation. a member of parliament is call forg a police investigation as to whether or not murdoch was involved in the efforts to cover up the scandal. james murdoch said he wasn't aware of an e-mail suggesting the hacking involved more than just one rogue reporter at the the now defunct "news of the world" tabloid. and murdoch says he stands by his statement. >>> the federal aviation administration faces a partial shutdown unless congress has stop gap funding. secretary of transportation says safety will not be compromised. the government will lose every week. >>> the senate today rejected a house republican bill to require congress to slash spending. the cap and balance budget amendment. the move did nothing to resolve the issue of how to raise the debt ceiling to avoid a government default. a short while before the vote house speaker, john boehner, told reporters he and president obama had not reached an agreement on solving the debt
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Jul 21, 2011 8:00am PDT
murdoch's media empire including "the daily mail" and "daily mirror." the police task force has added 15 investigators, bringing the total working on the hacking scandal to 60. >>> nfl owners are meeting in atlanta today to vote on a tentative labor deal with players. the reported ten-year deal, if finalized, would divvy up the league's $9 billion in annual revenue. players were supposed to vote yesterday but never did, suggesting there's still a few details to work out. nfl fans say, enough already. >> 10% unemployment in the country, right? us poor folks scrap and scraping to get by. come on. it's billionaires against millionaires, right? can you not meet in the middle somewhere? >>> here's your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. carol costello in washington with today's question, should politicians participate in religious events? >> that's a good question. the country, fredricka, is drowning in debt. jobs are m.i.a. lawmakers are too paralyzed by partisanship to help much. so why not pray? at a stadium in houston next month, texas governor rick perry plans to l
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